How does fracking affect Minnesota?
One bright spot in the U.S. economy is the oil drilling industry that has developed around hydraulic fracture mining, or fracking. Reports suggest the drilling technique is harming the environment. In fact, a recent Draft EPA report suggests the process may be contaminating ground water. How is this booming industry affecting our natural resources? And how is Minnesota involved in the controversy?
- Nicholas Kusnetz: Reporting Fellow at ProPublica
- Jason Gilman: Director of Planning and Environmental Services for Winona County, Minnesota